A.I. Root Middle School

January Newsletter

Important Dates

January 14 - No School

January 17 - No School

February 3 - Club Pictures

February 17 - Early Release

February 18 - No School

February 21 - No School

March 11 - End of 9 Weeks

March 17 - Parent Teacher Conferences (3-5)

March 28 - April 1 Spring Break

Yearbook Ordering


Deadline: March 9, 2022

Yearbook ID Code: 12301222

Price: $22.00

The Holiday's at Root

CSI @ Root!!!

Medical Detectives is a brand new 18 week course to our school. The class is part of Project Lead the Way (PLTW) and sponsored by Medina County Career Center. The focus is biomedical science and career exploration.

This first group of 7th grade students to take the course did an amazing job and were very involved in the curriculum and labs. In the first unit, students learned how to take vital signs, designed an experiment, tested the effectiveness of antibiotics, and diagnosed patients with bacterial, viral, and fungal illnesses. In the following unit, students learned about the nervous system by creating neuron models, studying a sheep brain, and diagnosing a patient with a neurological disorder and finding the lesion inside another sheep brain. The course concluded with an outbreak where students diagnosed patients, identified the food source, tested patient samples, and produced a newscast.

We are grateful to provide such a student centered, hands-on course for students. Root students were impressive with their hard work and maturity in this class.

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Marvels Donate

The 6th grade Marvels team collected items for the Battered Women's Shelter of Medina. The students were able to make up 74 bags.

Absence Due to Positive Covid Test

Please leave the following info when you call the attendance line regarding your child's positive Covid-19 test.

  1. Students Name and Grade
  2. Positive Test Date
  3. Symptom Onset Date

This will prevent the office from having to call back to gather this info. Thank you for your assistance.

Incredibles Give Back!!!

The 6th Grade Incredibles Team worked together to create holiday cards for residents at Brookdale Senior Center. They wanted to spread some cheer and kindness this holiday season. We appreciate all of the wonderful contributions from our STePS parent group and the incredible effort the students put towards this project.

National Junior Honor Society

National Junior Honor Society information is on our AI Root webpage and applications are now being accepted. Please use the following link to explore what NJHS is, the requirements, and how to apply.


Team Webpage Links

6th Grade Teams



7th Grade Teams



8th Grade Teams




Green & Gold

Food Service Information

The United States Department of Agriculture has once again extended FREE meal benefits to all students for the 2021-2022 school year. This means ALL enrolled A.I. Root Middle School students will be able to receive one lunch at no charge every day that school is in session.

All additional items, such as extras and a la carte items are available for purchase. Students must have funds in their meal account or cash to make these purchases. Students will NOT be allowed to charge extras or a la carte items.

For additional information, including menus, please see the Food Service & Child Nutrition Webpage

Together We Rise